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DICKYS DIGRESSION DIGRESSIONknew DIGRESSIONNOBODY DIGRESSIONN
OBODY knew knet exactly wherDicky ther therDicky
Dicky Maloney hailed fro froor
NOBODY N or how he reached PuertRey
Hey He appeared ther therone
one on day da and that was ns allHe
He afterward said that h hcame
came on the fruit steamer Thor bu buan buan
an Inspection of the Thors passengelist
list of that date would have found It l lbe tbe
be Mayoncyless Maone les5 Curiosity ho k vhf
noon perished and Dicky Dick too toole hi
place among the heterogene heterogeneous ° us uster Ut Utter litter
ter of the constthe coast the stranded adven adventurers adventurers adventurers
turers refugees and odd fish fro froother
other countries that line the shore o othe
the CaribbeanHe Caribbean CaribbeanHe CaribbeanHe
He was an m active devilmaycare devilmaycarerollicking devllmacarerollickIng dev11 maycare maycarerollicking
rollicking fellow with an engagingray
irresistible grin grinrather rln
gray gra eye the most
rather dark or much sunburned com complexion complexlon complexlon
plexlon and a head of the fieriest re rehair
hair ever seen in that country Speak Spcakspokc SpeakIng SpeakIng
Ing the Spanish l language as well as h hspoke
spoke English and scsmlng mlng sjways r ways t thave
have plenty plent of silver in his pockets 1 > ockets t twas
was not long Ion before he was a welcomcompanion
companion both with the natives an anthe
the resident foreigners He developean
an extreme fondness for vino blancho blanchocould blanchocould blanchocould
could drink more of it than any nn thre thremen
men in the port and to meet DickMalonc5e Dick DickInlon
Maloneys Inlon s brilliant head and smile smilecoming smileomlnh smilecoming
coming down the street meant to any anyof anyof anyof
of his acquaintances the consumption consumptionof
of from one to three bottles of strong strongwhite stromwhite strongwhite
white wine Inr Everybody Ever bodY called him himDicky himDicky himDicky
Dicky everybody cheered up at sight sightof sllhtor sightof
of him himesppehtlly especially sPrclallr the natives to whom whomhis whomhlR whomhis
his marvelous ruddy hair and his freeand free freeand freeand
delight delightand dell delightand ht htnnd
and easy style stlewere were were a constant
and envy Anywhere about the port portyou portyou portyou
you would soon see Dicky Dick and hear his hisgenial hislenlRl hisgenial
genial laugh and find around him a acroup aJroup agroup
croup of admirers who appreciated appreciatedboth appreciatedboth appreciatedboth
he waso was waso as asioU
both hint hl and the vino blancho
ioU > o ready to buy buyA bu buA buyA
A considerable amount of speculationstill speculation speculationstill speculationstill
still existed concerning the object of ofhis orhIs ofhis
his stay fita In Puerto Rey Re but one day dayhe dayhe dayhe
he silenced this by b opening a small smallshop smallFhop smallshop
shop for the sale of cigars dulces and andthe andthe andthe
the handiwork of the Interior Indians Indiansfiber Indians11ber Indiansfiber
fiber and silk woven goods deerskin deerskinsapntos deer deerskinsapatos kin kinlapnto
sapntos and basketwork of tule reeds reedsEven reedsEven reedsEven
Even then he did not change his hishabits hl hlhabits hihabits
habits for he was drinking and playinn play playing playing ¬
ing cards half the day and night with withthe withthe withthe
the comandante the collector of the thel thelort theport
and other gaydogs gay gaydogs b8yo
l port ort > the Jefe Politico
dogs o s among Rm ng the native officials Thecare The Thecare Thecare
care of the shop ho1 he left entirely to toPOSH toI toPasa
POSH I 3St And now It Is both desirable desirablennd desirablemul desirablehind
hind fitting to make Pasas acquaintunce acquaint acquaintance acqullntunc ¬
Digression DigressionLa Dlgre slon slonLa
ance unc for she was Dickys
La Madama Timotea Bucncamlnos ySalazar y yStlazar YStllizAr
Salazar de las Ygleslas kept a rumshop rum rumshop rumshop
shop In Calle numero ocho No o dis disgrace dls7i1CC disgrace ¬
grace 7i1CC mind you for rummaking is
government monopoly and to keen
government dispensary assures re respMtAblllt respectability
spectablllty If not superemlnence superemlnenceMreover 8uperemlnenceIrt
Mreover lt Irt reover > over the saddest of
could c < ld find no fault with the
of the he shop Customers drank
In the lowest of spirits and fearsomely fearsomelyas
as In the shadow of the dead for
madamas ancient but vaunted lineage lineagecounteracted lineagecountemeted lineagecounteracted
counteracted even the rums behest to tobe tobe tobe
be Joyful jo ful For was ivas as she not of the theglcslas
Tgleslns glcslas who landed with Pizarro PIzarroTAnd Pizarrond Pizarrond
And nd had her deceased husband not notLoen notLeen notbeen
been Comtalonado de Camlnos y Pu Puentes Puentes Puentes
entes for the district districtIn districtIn districtIn
In the next room seated in the canerocking cane canerock
rocking rock In chair clu r dreamily strumming a aguitar Q Qguitar aguitar
guitar could generally be found her herdauJhter herrdaughter
daughter Pasa PasaL La Santita Navan Navanjada avan avanjada
jada the young ounh men had named her her8vanJRdR herNavanjada
NavanjadH is s the Spanish word for a acertain a acertain acertain
certain shade of color that you ou must mustgo mustgo
go to more trouble to describe in Eng English English English
lish By B saying The little saint tint tinted tinted tinted
ed the most bcautifuldcllcatcslightly bcautifuldcllcatcslightlyorangegolden beautlfuldellcatesllghtlyorangegol beautifuldellcateslightlynrangegolden
orangegolden orangegol en you ou will approximate approximatethe
the description of Dona Pasa Buencaminos Buen Buencaminos Buenamlnos
caminos y y Snlazar de las Ygleslas YgleslasEvery YglesiasEvcr IglesiasEvery
Every Evcr evening evcnln a row of visiting youngcabellero
caballeros would occupy the prim line lineof lineot lineof
of chairs set against the wall w ll of this thisroom thisroom thisroom
room They Th were there to besiege the theheart theheart theheart
heart of La santlta Their method methodwhich methodl methodwhich
l which Is not proof against a aln6t Intelligent Intelligentcompetition Intelligentcompetition intelligentcompetition
competition consisted of expanding expandingthe expandingtlt expandingthe
the tlt > chest che > t looking valorous and silent silently sllenth silently
ly consuming a gross or or two of cigar cigarettes cigarettes cigarettes ¬
ettes Even saints delicately dellcatel oranged orangedpr
f prefer pr < > fer to be wooed differently d1frerentf Dona DonaPasa DonI DonIPasl DonaPasa
Pasa was accustomed to tide over tthevast tthe tthevast ttheVliSt
vast charms ch cha + ms of o nlcotlnlzed silence withher with withher Ith Ithher
her guitar and wondered if the ro romances romances
mances mances she had read about gallant gallantand gallantnnd gallantand
and mort mOrtmorc martmorecontiguous more < contiguous cavaliers cavalierswere cavalierswere cavalierswere
were all lies At somewhat regular regularIntervals regularInterlll regularinterval
Intervals In madama would glide in infrom infrom infrom
from toe dispensary with a sort ort oC oCdraughtsuggesting ordraughtsUggesting ofdraughtsuggesting
draughtsuggesting look in her eye eyeand e eyeand e eand
and there would follow a great rust11nR rus rustling rusUfn ¬
tling Ufn of stiff white duck trousers as asone nRone asone
one of the cahalleros would suggest a avisit a aIslt avisit
visit Islt to the bar barThat burThat barThat
That Dicky Dick Maloney would sooneror sooner sooneror sooneror
or later hiterr later explore this field was a thing thingto thingto thingto
to be foreseen fore een There were few doors doorsIn doorsIn doorsin
In Puerto Rey Re his red head had not notbeen notbren notbun
been poked Into IntoHe IntoHe intoHe
He saw Pasa one afternoon sitting bythe by bythe b bth
the th door with 1th an unusually saintly lookupon look lookupon lookupon
upon her er face Dicky rushed off of to find findone fint fintone findone
one of the white duck wallflowers to topresent toprestnt topresent
present him In an Incredibly short shorttime Rhorttime shorttime
time he was seated close beside the thecane th thcane thecane
cane rocking chair There were no nobackapalnstthewall nobAckaJlIln5 nobackagainstthewall
backapalnstthewall bAckaJlIln5 thewall poses with withDicky withDick withDicky
Dicky Dick At close range was n8 his theoryof theory theoryof theoryor
of subjection su tjuction To crrry the fortress fortresswith fortresswith fortresswith
with yne concentrated ardent elo eloquent eloqU eloquentirresistible ¬
quent qU quentirresistible nt Irresistible escalade escaladethat that wasPicks was wasDicks wasPicks
Picks wayPasa way wayPnsa ta taPftsa
Pnsa WitS descended from the proud proudest proudeflt proudest ¬
est Spanish Sp nlsh families in the countryMoreover country countryMoreover countryIoreover
Moreover Ioreover she hud had unusual advan advantages ndnntasK advanrases ¬
tasK Two years ears In a New Orleans Orleansschool OrleansIIchool Orleansschool
school had elevated her ambitions and andfitted ant antflttd andfittrd
fitted her for or a fate above the ordinarymaidens ordinary ordinarymiddens ordlnar ordlnarmaidens
maidens of her native land And yet yethere yethere et ethere
here she succumbed to the first red redhnlred redhtlrld redhaired
haired scamp wtih a glib tongue and a acharming achnrmlnJ acharming
charming smile that came along and andcourted andCourt andcourted
courted Court < d her properly For very soon soonDicky soonDick soonDicky
Dicky Dick took her quietly Quletl to the littlechurch little littlechurch littlechurch
church next to the Teatro Naclonal Naclonaland XaclonalQd Naclonalnod
nod and Qd then to his little shop In the grass gransgown grassgown rnRS rnRScown
gown street where customers seldom seldomtroubled seldomtroubled seldo seldotroubled m
troubled him And It t was her fate to tofit toIt t tsit mo o
fit It with her patient saintly salnU eyes e es and andfigure andfigure an anfigure d
figure like a bisque of Psyche P8 chc behind behindIts behindIts behin behinits d
Its sequestered counter while Dicky Dickydrank Dick Dickdrank y dy
drank and philandered with his frivol frivolous frivolous frivolous ¬
ous acquaintances acquaintancesThe acqualntnncesThe
The women with their naturally fin fininstinct fine fineinstinct nncInstinct e
instinct saw Nt a chance for vivisection vivisectionnnd YlvlsccUonnnd vivisectionand
nnd del deU ixtely tel taunted her with his hishabits hl hlhabits hihabits s
habits She hc turned turn cd upon them In inbeautiful a abfoutitul
beautiful steady stead blaze of sorrowful sorrowfulcontempt sorrowulcontempt sorrowfulcontempt
contempt contemptYou contemptYou contemptYou
You moatcows she said In I her herlevel herlevol he helevel r
level crystalclear tones you ou know
nothing nothln of a I man Your men are ma maromeros maromer08 maromeros
romeros They The arc fit only onl to roll rollcigarettes rollclgnrettes rolle
cigarettes in ln the shade until the sunstrikes sun sunstrikes suno sunstrikes
o strikes and shrivels > them up They Theydrone The Thet1
t1 drone In n your our hammocks and you ou comb combtheir combtheir combtheir
their hair and feed them with fresh freshfruit treshE
E fruit My oI man Is of no such blood bloodLet bloodLet bloodLet
Let him tam drink of the wine When hf1 he hehas hee
e has taken sufficient of o it to drown one oneof onet
t of your our flaccltos he will come home to tome tor
r me mas hombre than one thousand of ofyour o oour ofyour
your our pobrecltos My hair he smoothes smoothesand smoot11 < > S Sand
and braids he sings to me he himself himselfremoves
5 removes my zapatos and there there thereupon thereupon thereupon
upon each Instep leaves a n kiss He Hoholds Heholds Heholds
holds Oh you ou will never under undcrstand understand
stand Blind DlIn ones who have never neverknown neverknon
known a man manSometimes mnnSometlm manSometimes
Sometimes Sometlm mysterious m fltrlous things hap happened happened happcncd
pened at night about Dickys shop shopWhile shopVhlle shopWhile
While the front of it was dark in the thelittle thelittle
little room back of It Dicky Dick and an a few fewof fewor fewof
of his friends would sit about a table tablecarrying tablecarrlng
carrying on some kind of very quiet quietnegocios quietnegoclos quietnegocios
negocios until quite late Finally he hewould hewould
would let them out the front door very verycarefully er erI
I carefully careul and go o upstairs to his little littlesaint littlesaint
saint These visitors were generally gencrnllconspiratorlike
t consptrntor conspiratorlike Ilke men with dark clothes clothesand clothesnnd
and hats Of course these dark doings doingswere dolnCJwere
were noticed after a while hne and talked talkedabout talkedabout talkedabout
about At the Hotel Internaclonal Internaclonalwhere Jnternaclonalwhere
where the Englishspeaking colony colonymostly
Jt was
stated that this fellow Maloney was ta a acard a acard acard
card sharp that made his money by byskinning byskinning byskinning
skinning the native talent This charge chargehowever charehowever chargehowever
however was considered quite a a tepidone tepid tepidone tepidone
one coming com In from this source for most mostof most mostof mostof
of the foreign population of a Puerto PuertoRey PuertoRe PuertoRey
Rey Re were ere fugitives from some sort ofjusticeuneasy o oJustice or orjustlceuneas
Justice justlceuneas uneasy exiles who watched watchedevery watchedevery atched atchedevery
every Incoming steamer with poorly poorlyconcealed poorlyconcealed poorlyconcealed
concealed anxlnty anxlntyQuite anxlut anxlutQuite anxintyQuite
Quite a number of letters arrived ad addressed addressed addressed ¬
dressed to Mr Ir Dicky Maloney orSenor or orSenor orSenor
Senor Dlckee Maloney raloney to the considerable con considerable conl ¬
siderable l pride of Pasa T that hat so many manypeople manypeople manypeople
people should desire > to write to him himonly himonly himonly
only confirmed her own suspicion that thatthe thatthe thatthe
the light from his red head shone shonearound shonearound hone honearound
around the world orld As Asto to their contentsshe contents contentsshe contentsshe
she never felt curiosity There was U a awife alfe awife
wife lfe for you youl
The one mistake Dicky Dick made In InPuerto InPUfrto InPuerto
Puerto Rey Rt was to run out of money moneyat montyat moneyat
at the wrung r1 time Where here his money moneycame monercame moneycame
came from was a puzzle for the salesof sales salesof Sll S Sof
of his hi shop were ere next to nothing but butthat butthat butthat
that source failed and at a peculiarly peculiarlyunfortunate pecullarlunfortunate peculiarlyunfortunate
unfortunate time It was then I the thecomandante thecomandantl thecomandante
comandante Don Senor el Coronel En Encarnaclon Encarnacion Encarnaclon
carnaclon Casablanca looked upon the
little saint In the shop and felt his
heart go pitapat pitapatThe pltaDatlhe pitapatThe
The comandante who w t lto o was versed in Inall inall
all the
intricate arts of gallantry I3lJantr
first deli dclluitcly d lf ntIO hinted hlnt > d at his sentiments st > ntfments
by b donning donrln his dress d = ess uniform and
strutting up and down fiercely tiercel before
her window Pam glancing demurely
with her saintly 8nlntl e es
eyes Instantly In8tnntl
per perceived perenoed perceived ¬
ceived his resemblance to her parrot
Chichi and nd was diverted to the
extent extentof exttntof extentof
of a Mmile mlle The comandante com andantE
saw the thesmile thesmile thesmile
smile which hlch was not Intended for
him Convinced of an impression impressionmade Impt impresslonmade sslon sslonmade
made he hemt entered red the th shop confidently confidentl confidentlano confidentlynab
ana advanced to open compliment
Pisa froze he ht pranced she he flamed ilarnedrryally flamedrr
rryally rr yally all lie was sas charmed to injudiciousprrsistenve injudicious injudiciouspersistence InJudlcl us usprrslstemt
persistence she commanded him toleave to toleave tolnc
leave the shop he tried to capture captureh c1pturehr captureher
h hr r hand and andDlck andDicky Dicky entered broadly broadlysmiling broadbrsmiling broadlysmiling
smiling full of white wine and the thedevil thed thedevil
devil devilFive d devilFive ll llr
Five r lve minutes later he pitched thecomandante the thecomandante thecHmnndaute
comandante out the door upon the thestone the8t0t1e thestones
stone stones of the street senseless That Thatfive Thatfive Thatfive
five minutes mlnut s Dicky Dlek had spent In pun ¬
ishing him sclcntlficaly sclentinc ly and carefuly car careful carefulso ful fulso
so Miai hat the pair pair might be prolonged as as
far as possible possibleA
A baiciooted bateloot d policeman who had
been watching the affair from across acrossthe acros acrosthe
the street now no blew a whistle and andsquad a asquad
squad of el eight I ht soldiers came running
from the cuartel Just around the cor corn corntil corner
n ntil < When hem they tht > raw that Dicky Dlck was
the offender they the stopped and blew blewmore blewmore blewmore
more whistle hlstlc8 which
brought
out re reenforcements reenforcements
enforcements of twelve twelveDicky twelveDlclt
Dicky Dlclt being thoroughly Imbued Imbu d rith ith
thp martial spirit stooped and drew
the comandantes sword which whichwas whichwasglrderi hichwasblrder was
girder about him and charged charg d ate hlsfoe foeo foe
He chased tie tl
e standing ar
army y four our
square playfully playrul1 prodding pr > ddlnJ Its squeal squealing squealIn squealInn ¬
Inn In rear and hacking its It bare ginger glngercolored Slnsercolored gingercolored
colored heels He was not so success successful sUlcesRful successful ¬
ful with the civil authorities Eight Eightmi Eightm
mi m recular cular nimble policemen p < lIcemen overpow overpowered overpowered overpowered ¬
ered him and conveyed him trlum triumphantly trlumpl1Otl trlumplantly ¬
phantly but warily to jail El Diablo JDiabloColorado DiabloColorado DiabloColorado
Colorado they the dubbed him and de derided derided derided ¬
rided the military m III tar for Its defeat defeatDicky defeatDick dsfcatDicky
Dicky Dick with the rest of his prison prisoners prisoners prisoners ¬
ers could look out the bArred door at atthe atthe atthe
the grass of o a little plaza a a row of oforange oforungc oforange
orange trees and ant the red tile roofs roofsand roofsnnd roofsand
and lobe walls of a line of Insignifi Insignificant Inslgnlhcant insignihcant ¬
cant tlcndas At sunset along a a path pathacross pnthacross pathacross
across this plaza came a melancholy melancholyprocession molancholyproceslon melancholyprocession
procession of sadfaced women bear bearing beurIng bearing ¬
ing plantains bread casaba and fruit fruiteucn fruitouch fruitatcfi
eucn ouch coming with wit food to some somewretch somewrNeh somewretch
wretch behind behln those bars to whom whomshe whomshe whomshe
she still clung Thrice a day dn morn mornIng mornIns morning
Ing noon and sunset they the wrc w re per permitted permitted permittetl ¬
mitted to come Water ater was furnished furnishedher furnishedher furnishedher
her guests by the republic but no nofood noood nofood
food foodDickys foodDickys ood oodDIckys
Dickys name nnm was called by the son sentry scntr sontry ¬
try tr and he stepped before the door doorThere doorrhere doorThere
There stood his little saint a black blackmantilla blackmaJ1Ulla blackmnrtllla
mantilla draped about her head and andshoulders an anshoulders andshoulders
shoulders her face like glorified mel melancholy melancholy melancholy ¬
ancholy her clear eyes gazing JRzln longingly long longingly lon lonIml ¬
ingly Iml at him as If they the might draw drawhim drawhim drawhim
him between the bars to her She
a
I
brought brtt1 h ht t
a Chicken some oranges orangesdulces orangesdulces orangesdulces
dulces and > j loaf of food and nd passed passedIt
It In to Dicks Pasa spoke calmly calmlyas calm calmAS
as the he always did and briefly brlen In her hetthrllllnl herthrilling
thrilling flutelike tones Angel of ofmy otm ofmy
my m life she said let it not be long longthat longthat longthat
that thou art away awa from me Thou Thouknowes Thouknowe Thouknowest
knowes t that life is not a thing to be beendured becndured beendured
endured with thou not at my m side sideTell sideTell sideTell
Tell me ifI If 1 I can do aught in this mat matter matter matter ¬
ter If not I will wait walta a little while whileI
I come < omc again In the morning morningDicky morningDIck morningDicky
Dicky DIck with his shoes sho < > s removed removedso so as asnot asnot asnot
not to disturb his fellowprisoners fellowprisonerstramped fellowprlsonerstrnmp fellowprisonerstrntnpnii
tramped trnmp rI the fioor of the Jail half the thenight thenight thenight
night condemning his lack of money moneyand mone moneaud moneyand
and the cause of It Itwhatever whatever that thatmight thatmlht thatmight
might have been He knew very Yer well wellthat wellthnt welldint
that money mO would have bought his re release releasr release ¬
lease at once onceFor onceFor
For two days succeeding Pasa cams camsat cam camat camrat
at each appointed time and brought broughthim broughthim broughthim
him food He eagerly Inquired each eachtime CRchtime eachtime
time If a letter or or package had come comefor comefor comefor
for him and she mournfully shook her herhoiad herhcoad herhead
head hoiadOn hcoadOn headOn
On the morning of the third day she shebrought shebrought shebrought
brought only a small loaf loa of bread breadThere breadThere breadThere
There were drrk circles under her hereyes hercyes hereyes
eyes She Sh seemed as calm as ever everBy everuB everBy
uB By Jingo said Dicky who seemed seemedto seemooto seemedto
to speak In English or Spanish S anlsh as tho thowhim thowhim thewhim
whim seized him this Is do dr prov provender pro proender provender ¬
ender muchachlta Is this the best bestyou bestou bestyou
you ou can dig up for a fellow fellowPasa tellowPasa fellowPasa
Pasa looked at him as a mothrr mothrrlooks moth mothrrlooka r rookCJ
looks ookCJ at a beloved but capricious capriciousbabe capriciousbabe capriciousbabe
babe babeThink
Think better of It It she said In a alow alow alow
low voice olee since for the next meal mealthere mealthere mealthere
there will be nothing The last cent centavo centao centavo
avo is spent She pressed closer closeragainst closeragainst closeragainst
against the grating gratingSell gmUnguSll gratingSell
uSll Sell the goods In the shop shoptake shoptakean shoptakeanything take takeanything
anything an thlng for thom themHave thomHdve thomHtve
Have I not tried Did I not offer offerthem orrerthem otterthem
them for onetenth their th lr cost Not Noteven 1Xotoon Notoven
even oon one peso would any an one give giveThere giveThere giveThere
There is not one real In this town townto townto townto
to assist Dlckee Maloney MaloneeDlck MalonceDick MaloneyDick
Dick clenched clc ched his teeth grimly grlml grlmlThats grimlyThats
Thats the com comandante ndante he Tow11
Hes responsible for that sentiment sentimentWalt sentimentalt sentimentWalt
Walt alt oh wait till the cards are all allout aUout allout
out
Pasa lowered her voice to almost a awhisper awhisper awhisper
whisper And listen heart of my myheart myheart myheart
heart she said 001 i have endeavored endeavoredto
to be brave but I cannot live with without without without ¬
out thee Three days da 8 now nowDicky nowDicky nowDicky
Dicky caught a faint gleam of steel steelfrom steelfrom steelfrom
from the folds of her mantilla For Foronce Foronce Foronce
once she looked In his face and saw It Itwithout Itwithout itwithout
without a smile stern menacing and andpurposeful andpurposeCul andpurposeful
purposeful Then he suddenly raised raisedhis raisedhis raisedhis
his hand and his smile came hack backlike hacklike hacklike
like a gleam leam of sunshine The hoarse hoarseslgnol hoar8eslsnn1 hoarsesignal
signal of an incoming In omlng steamers siren sirensounded sirenHounded sirensounded
sounded In the harbor Dicky called calledto calledto
to the sentry 8entr who was pacing before beforethe beforeth beforeth
the th door What hat steamer comes comesThe comesThe comesThe
The Catarlna CatarlnaOf CntarlnnOt CatarinaOf
Of the Vesuvius line lineGo lineGo lineGo
Go ycu cu plcarllla said Dicky DickyJoyously Dickyjoyousl Dickyjoyously
Joyously to Pasa to the American Americanconsul Americancunsu Americanconsul
consul cunsu Tell him I wish to speak apeakwith speakwith speakwith
with him Sec that he comes at once onceAnd onceAnd onceAnd
And you ou let me see a different look lookIn lookIn lookin
In those eyes ee5 for I promise your our head headshall head5hl1I headshall
shall rest upon this arm tonight tonightIt
It was an hour before the consul consulcamo consulcame consulcame
came He was a spectacled young youngman youngman oung oungman
man it t greedy greed botanist who was a8 util utilizing utilIzing utllIziag ¬
izing his office to study stud the tropic tropicflora
der his arm anu mopped his forehead foreheadimpatiently foreheadimPRtlcnt1 foreheadimpatiently
impatiently impatientlyNow imPRtlcnt1Xov impatientlyNow
Now see here h re Maloney alone he began begancaptiously begancaptiously begancaptiously
captiously you OU fellows seem to think thinkyou thinkou thinkyou
you ou can cut up any Rn kind of row and andexpect andexptct andexpect
expect me to pull you OU out of it It Im Fmneither Imneither Imneither
neither the War Var Department nor agold a agold a aold
gold old mine This country countr has Its IL laws lawsyou lawsou lawsyou
you ou know and theres one against againstpounding ahalnatpounding againstpounding
pounding the senses out of the regu regular regular regular ¬
lar army arm You Irish are forever get getting getting et ettlng ¬
ting Into trouble I dont see what hat I Ican Ican Ican
can do Anything like tobacco now nowto nowto nowto
to make you ou comfortable comrortablcor or news newspapers newspapers newspapers ¬
papers papersSon papersSon papersSon
Son of EH Interrupted DIcky DIckygravely Dl Dickygravely k kJrael
gravely Jrael you ou havent changed an Iota lotaThat IotaThat iotaThat
That Is almost a duplicate of the thespeech thespeech thespeech
speech you ou made when hen old Keons Keonsdonkeys Keonsdonkes Keonsdonkeys
donkeys and geese gee e got Into the chapel chapelloft chapelloft chapelloft
loft and the culprits wanted to hide hidein hideIn hideIn
in your our room roomOh roomOh roomOh
Oh heavens exclaimed the consul con consul consul ¬
sul hurriedly hurrledl adjusting his spectacles spectaclesAre sptctaclesAre spectaclesAre
Are you cu a Yale man too Were you youIn youin OU OUIn
In that crowd 1 I dont seem to re remember remembcr remember ¬
member any an one with red redany any one onenumed ononnmed onenamed
named Maloney Ialon Such a lot of college collegemen colIelemen collegemen
men seem to have misused their ad advantages adantascs advantages ¬
vantages One of the best mathemati mathematicians mathlmaUclans mnthematiclans ¬
clans of the class of 91 Is Felling JlI lot lottery Jott lottery ¬
tery t r tickets In Belize A Cornell man mandropped nlandropptd mandropped
dropped off here last month He wassecond was wassecond tassecond
second steward on a guano boat Ill Illwrite IllTile Illwrite
write Tile to the department if f you ou like likeMaloney likeIalone likeMaloney
Maloney Ialone Or If theres any an tobacco tobaccoor
or or newspa newspaTheres nespaTheres newspaTheres
Theres nothing Interrupted Dicky Dickyshortly Dlck DlckFhortl Dickyshortly
shortly Fhortl but this You go tell the cap captain captain captain ¬
tain of the Catarlna that Dicky Ma Maloney Maloney Ia Ialone ¬
loney lone wants to see him as soot as he hecan hecan hecan
can conveniently come > Tell him where whereI
I am Hurry Hurr Thats all allThe allThe allThe
The consul glnd to be let off so soeasily socasll soeasily
easily casll hurried away awa The captain of ofthe orthe ofthe
the Catarina a n stout man Sicilian Sicilianborn Sicilianborn Sicilianborn
born soon appeared shoving with wit l lit little ilttic little ¬
tle ceremony ceremon through the guards to tothe tothe tothe
the Jail door The Vesuvius Fruit Compan Com Company Compan ¬
pany pan had a habit of o doing things that thatway thatwa thatway
wa way In Puerto Rey ReyI Re
I am exceeding exceedln sorry tlor sorryexceeding sorryexceedingsorry exceeding exceedingsorry exceedlngsorr
sorry sorr said the captain u Yo to see this nu >
occur I place myself Insel at rour our service serviceMr servIceMr serviceMr
Mr Maloney Whatever hatevel you need shall shallbe shallbe shallbe
be furnished Whatever you OU say shall shallbe 8haJ1be shallbe
be done doneDicky doneDick doneDicky
Dicky Dick looked at him unsmilingly His Hisred Hisred Hisred
red hair could not detract from his at attitude atUtude attitude ¬
titude of severe dignity dlgnlt as he stood stoodtal stoodtal stoodtal
tal and calm with his now grim grimmouth grimmouth grimmouth
mouth forming a horizontal line lineCaptain lInoCaptain
Captain De Lucco I believe I still stillhave stilIhave stillhave
have tundF funds fund In the hands of
your yourcompany yourcompany yourcompanyample
company companyample ample and personal 1 > funds fundsI
I ordered a remittance last week weekThe weekThe eok eokThe
The money has not arrived You Youknow Youknow Youknow
know what Is needed In this game gameMoney glmeMone gameMoney
Money Mone and money ajd 8 al more money
Why Vhy has It not been sentBy sent sentBy sentT sentTB
By B the Cristobal replied DeLucco De DeLucco DeLucco
Lucco gesticulating It was dis dispatched dbpatched dispatched ¬
patched Where Is the t e Cristobal CristobalOff Cristobalorr CristobalOff
Off Cape Antonio I spoke her with abroken a abroken a abroken
broken shaft A tramp coaster was wastowing wastowing wastowing
towing her back to New Orleans I Ibrought 1broUght Ibrought
brought money ashore thinking your yourneed yourneed you youneed r
need for It might not withstand delayIn delay delayIn delayIn
In this envelope Is 1000 Thereis There ThereIs rhereIs
Is more If you need it Mr Ma Maloney Maloney Maloney ¬
loney loneyFor
For the present It will suffice sufficesaid sumc sumcsaid sufflcesaid
said Dicky softening Boftenln as he crinkled crinkledthe crinkledthe crinkledthe
the envelope and looked dwn at the thehalfInch thehaltInch thehalfInch
halfInch thickness of smooth dingy dingybills dingybills dingybills
bills billsThe
The long green r he said gently
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For two days succeeding Pasa came cameat cameat cam camat e
at each appointed time ilnd ilndbrought and andbrought andbrought
brought him food foodwith foodIth foodwith
with Ith a new reverence In his gaze gazeIs gueIs gazeIs
Is there anything it will not buycaptain buy buycaptain buycaptain
captain captainI
001 I had three friends replied De DeLucco DeLucca D DLucco
Lucco who was a bit of a a philosopher philoso philosopher philosopher ¬
pher who ho had money One of them themspeculated themspeculated the thespeculated m i
speculated In stocks ajid jid made ten tenmillions tenmillions to tomillions n
millions another Is in heaven an anthe and andthe andthe d I
j the third married a poor 1 > oor girl whom whomhe whomhe who whohe m i
he loved lovedThe lovedUThe lovedThe
UThe The answer then said Dicky Dick
b by the almighty Wall WallStreet 1
Street and Cupid So the question questionremains Questionromalns questloremains n 1
remainsThis remains remainsThis romalnsThis
This queried the captain Includiag In Including Includlnh ¬
cluding Dickys surroundings in n nsignificant a asignificant nRlgnlftcant 1
significant gesture of his hand uls ulsitit Is IsIt s sitit s
It itit it Is not notIt It Is not connected connectedwltn connectedotn connectewtn d
wltn otn the business of your our little littleshop littlehop7 littleshop
shop hop7 There Is s no failure In your yourplans you youplans our ourplans r
plans plansNo
No o no said Dicky Dick This i imerely Is Ismerely Ismerely s 1
merely the result of a little private privateaffair 1 privataffair > rlvate rlvateatCalr e
affair of mine a digression from th thregular the theregular theregular e
regular line of business They say sayfor sa sator safor Y eY
for a complete life a n man mus musknow must mustknow mutknow t
know poverty povert love and war oar Bu Buthey But Butthey autthey t
they dont go well together capita capitanmlo capitamio cap 1 tan tanmlo n
mlo No there is no failure in my mybusiness mybusiness m mbusiness y
business The little shop Is doing doingvery doingverY n nvery
very well wellWhen wellhen wellWhen
When hen the captain had departed departedDicky d departe departeDlcky parted partedDicky d
Dicky called the the sergeant Sr ennt of the Jail JailF jailuad jat jatsquad 1
F squad < iuad uad and askedAm asked askedAm askedAm
Am I preso 1 > reso by the military or by byfie bythe b bthe y
the civil authority authoritySurely authorlt authorltSurel authoritySurelyy
Surely Surel there Is no martial law i ifleet in ineffect Inf n > j
effect f > fleet now no senor senorJUieno tenor tenorRueno enorueno
JUieno ueno Now pow ot go or send to the aicaile al alcaile aleaie
caile the Juez de la Ia Paz anr anii the Jets Jefsde Jetsde Jef Jefdo s i
de los Policies Tell them I am pre prepared prepared prepared ¬
pared at once to satisfy salls the demandof demands demandsof s
of Justice A folded bill of the ulon ulongreen Ion Iongreen longreen
green slid Into the sergeants hand handThen handThen handThen
Then Dickeys smile came back backagain backahaln bac bacagain k
again fo he knew knet that the hours of ofhis ofhis o ohis f
his captivity were numbered and he hehummed hehummed h hhummed C
hummed in time with the sentrys sentrystread sentrJStread sentry sentrytread s i
tread treadTheyre treadThey treadTheyre
Theyre They re hanging men In n and women tvomen now nowFor noWIor no noFor w
For lacking of Oe green greenSo greenSo greenSo
So that night n1 ht Dicky Dick sat by b the win window window window ¬
dow of the room over his shop and andhit andhit an anlilt d I
hit little saint sat sat close by b working tt ttsomething at atsomething t tsomething t
something silken and dainty Dick Dickwas Dicky Dickywas Dickywas Y r
was thoughtful and grave His red redhair redhair r red redhair I
hair was In an unusual state of dis disorder disorder disorder ¬
order Pasas Pasa s fingers often ached to tosmooth tosmooth t tsmooth o >
smooth and arrange It but Dlcwould Dicky Dickywould Dlc Dlcould ivy
would ould never nEprdlow allow It He was poring poringtonight poringtonl poringtonight
tonight tonl ht over over a great litter or ofmap ofmapand maps mapsand mapsand s
and books and papers on his table untithat until untilthat untilthnt 1
that perpendicular perpendl ular line came between betweenliis heteenhIs hetwee hetweehis n
hIs brows that always distressed dlstr sed Pas Pasa PasaPresently PasaPrcsently PassPresently
Presently she went wen and brought his hishat hisho1 h hhat s s
hat n inquiringly UUIUUt > l
It Is sad for you here she exclaimed ex exclaimed x xclaimed ¬
claimed Go out and drink vinoblanco vino Ino Inoblanco
blanco Come back when you get et that thatsmile thatsmile thatsmile
smile you ou used to wear That is what whatI
I wish to see seeDicky secDlch
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Picky Dlch laughed lau hed and threw down his blspapers hispapers
papers Die vino Ino blanco stage is ispast Ispast Ispast
past It has served its turn Perhaps Phapafter Perhapsafter
after all there was less entered my mymouth mymouth
mouth and more my m ears than people peoplethought peoplethouJht peoplethought
thought But there will wit be no more moremaps moremaps moremaps
maps or frowns tonight I promise promisevou promiseyou
vou that Come COmeThey ComeThey
They sat upon a reed sllleta at the thewindow thcIndow thewindow
window Indow dnd watched the quivering Quhcrln Quhcrlngleams quiveringgleams
gleams from the lights of the t e Catarina Cntar Cntarrenected tatarIsareflected
reflected In the harbor harborPr harborPresently
Presently Pr nt1 Pasa rippled out one of ham haminfrequent nor hu huInfr
Infrequent Infr Quent chirrups of audible laugh laughtet laughter
ter
01 I was wa thinking she began antleipatng ajttlci aaUelpaUn
patn patng < Dicks question ef the foolish
things girls have In their t efr minds Be BecaU5
cause caU5 I went to school in the States I IUfld
ud uR d to have hR A ambitions Nothing otklnl less 1 lessthan s sthan
than to be the Presidents wife would 1oukl8ntlsfy wouldsatisfy
satisfy me And look thou red picaroon pIearoon pica piesmoon
roon to what wh whstolen hat obscure fa fate 6 lust thou thouIIwlen thouStaten
stolen me meDont meDont meDont
Dont give up hope said Dteky DlekysmUlng Dickysmiling
smiling There was aS a dictator of 0
Chill named n med OHlgglns Why Vb not a
President Maloney of this country
Say the word and Ill make the race raceWeU raceWell
Well capture the Irish vote ea easy eajrunning easyrunning y
running by a headNo head heado
No o no no no caboza cotoradaT cotoradaTcooed colGra4a colGra4ac1oed cotoradacooed
cooed Pasa pointing polntln the allusion with nithth
tilt th tip of her finger against Lckysbrilliant Dtekys DlckysbrIHtnt
brilliant locks I am content cOlltentsbe cOlltentsbelad contentshelaid she
laid her head against his arm armtre armtreII armhere armhereII here
II IITHE IITHE
THE VESUVIUS VESTJV IUS PLAYS PLAYSThe PLAYSThe PLATSThe
The banana republic of Costaragua
ban practically two capitals The rhe one oneofficially oneomcJall oneof
officially omcJall of lclally recognized Is San Mateo Iat sev seventy 5eventJ seventy
enty entJ miles in the Interior But duringthe during durtagthe
the hot season from May ray to Octoberthe October Octoberthe Octoberthe
the entire administration removes r moves to
Puerto Rey where the sea breeze ren renders rntrs
ders trs the pursuit of business and pleas pleasure pleasur pleasme ¬
ure ur e possible pos tble Custom bad so estab estabIbhed estabItshed
Hshed this thl annual hegira of the ex executive execuUve executive ¬
ecutive that a commodious government governmentbuilding governmentbuilding governmentbuilding
building had been erected on the beach beachat b beechat eh ehat
at Puerto Rey for the use of o the pres president pres1d president ¬
ident 1d nt and his official family tamll during duringtheir duringtheir duringtheir
their sojourn Thus Puerto Rey Re daim clalmpd ciaimod
pd d with lth reason equal honor hono with SanMateo San SanItteo
Mateo Itteo as capital of the republic repubUcIt
It is during this season that PuertoRey Puerto PuertoRey PuertoRey
Rey may actually actual be said to live The Thepleasureloving Thepleasureloving Thepleasureloving
pleasureloving people make it one onelong onelong onelong
long holiday of amusement amu emeat and re rejoicing rejoldng rejolcing ¬
joicing Fiestas ladles games sea seabathing seabatblng seabathing
bathing processions proces lon and small thea tbeatelS theaters
ters contribute to their enjoyment enjoymentThe enJoYInftttThe enjoymentThe
The famous Swiss band ef forty fortypieces fOCtypiecu
pieces plays in the little Plaza PIa3 Xadonal Xadonalevery XcIonAIever Nadunalevery
every ever night while ohlle the fourteen ourtee car CKrrlages carriages
riages in Puerto Rey circle in funeral funeralbut funeralbut funeralbut
but complacent complacent procession Los Indieslooking I Ilookln Indies Imhoslooking
looking lookln like prehistoric scone idols idolscome Idolscome s scome
come down do from the mountains to ped peddle peddle
dle their handiwork in the streets The Thepeople
people throng the sidewalks a chatter chatterIng chatterInb chattering
Ing careless happy happ stream of buoyant buoyanthumanity OOonthumanlt buoyanthumanity
humanity humanlt Preposterous children with withthe withthe
the shortest of ballet skirts gilt wings wlnJsand wingsand
and grimy bare legs howl underfoot underfootamong underfootamong
among the effervescent crowds Epecially Epe Epcdalb
dally Is the arrival of the presidentialparty presidential prestdentialpart
party part on the 15th day of May Ia attend attended attended
ed d with pomp show l how and public demon demontraUon8
etratlons of enthusiasm and delightBut delight delightBut delightBut
But now this year ear though the mid middle middle
dle of May Iay was almost come the heart heartoC
of the people was not stirred to tothe tothe tothe
the customary Joyous preparation preparationThroughout preparationThroughout
Throughout the entire republic there tMreseemed
seemed to be a a spirit of silent Mle t discon discontent discontent
tent The administration of PresidentZarihia President PresidentZarUia
Zarilla had made him far from a a a1OJMlIar apopular
popular idol Fresh taxes fresh Import Importduties importduties
duties and more than all his toler tolerance toleranCe toierance
ance of the outrageous oppression oppres ton of ofthe otthe ofthe
the citizens by b r the military mill tar had render renderhim renderhim renderhim
him the most mo t obnoxious obnoxJ us President Presidentsince PresidentsInce
since tie ta e despised d splsed Alforan The ma majority majority majority ¬
jority ot his own cabinet were out outof outoC outof
of sympathy s rrpathy with him The army arraywhich armywhich armywhich
which he courted by giving it license licenseto Itcen Itcento licenseto
to tyrannize had been his main and andthus andths
thus far adequate bulwarkBct bulwark bulwarkBet bultarkB
Bet B t the most impolitic of the admin administratlons adminstratlons administrations
istratlons moves mo es had been when b > n It an antagonlzcd antagonized antagonlzed
tagonlzcd the Vesuvius Fruit Company Companyof ComJa ComJaot
of New f Orleans an organization plying pIlahtelv
twelve steamships and with a K cash cashcapital caskcapital
capital something som < thlnb larger than Coetara C06taraJuas
guas gua a surplus and debt combined comblneaturall
Naturally aturall an established establlsh concern like Mkethe ltknthe likethe
the Vesuvius would become irritated irritatedat irritatedat
at having a small retail republic with withno tth tthno
no rating at all attempt to squeeze It ItSo SL
So when h n the government proxies ap applfed applied applied
plied for subsidy subsld they be encountered a apolite K Kpolite apetite
polite refusal The president retaM retaliated
ated by clapping clappln an export duty of ofone orone
one real per bunch on bananas b bananass nanas nanasthin a athing
thing thin unprecedented In fruit growing growingcountries growingcountries growingcountries
countries But the Vesuvlu Vesuvius Company Companyhad ComPfnyhad
had built costly cosU Iron piers and wharves wharvesat WMMESat wharvesat
at three points points along the Costara COEtarahUau Costaraguatt
guau coast The companys agents agentshad agentshad
had erected fine homes In the towns townswhere townshcre
where hcre they tbe r had headquarters and thecompany the thecompany thecompan
company compan had ha Invested large sums in inbanana Inbanana
banana plantations and timber lands landsof landsor
of the republic It would ould cost cos an im immense Immense ¬
mense sum if f It should be compelled compelledto compeUeto
to move out The selling sellin of bananas bananasfrom bananafrom bananasfrom
from Vera Y ra Cruz to Trinidad was three threereas thIfereai
revs reas reai per bunch This duty dut of one onethe oneretl
neat would have fallen as K IO loss 5 upon upGnthe uponthe
the growers but the Vesuvius seemed seemedto eemt > d dto
to prefer Costaraguan fruit and they theycontinued theycontinued theycontinued
continued to buy bu it paying four reals realswithout
without a murmurThis murmur murmurThis murmurThIs
This apparent victory Ylctor deceived his hisexcellency blsxCcllenc hisexcellency
excellency xCcllenc and he te hungered h ngercd for Its Itsrrults
fruits An n emissary cmlssQr requested an in interview Intenlew inten ¬
terview ten low with a representative of the thecom
company com pan The Vesuvius sent Mr Ir Fran Franzonl Franzonl Franzoo ¬
zonl zoo a little stout cheerful man always al always 81n ¬
ways n s whistling hlstlln Verdi Senor Ortiz Ortizsecretary Ortizsecretar
secretary secretar to the minister of finance financeattempted financoattem1
attempted attem1 > ted the sandbagging In behalf behalfof behalof
of Costa CostnrRtUn CostnrRtUnSenor rsgua
Senor Ortiz opened negotiations by bythe bythe bythe
the announcement that the government governmentcontemplated governmentrontemplated
contemplated the building of a rail railroad railroad railroad ¬
road to skirt the alluvial coast lands JandttArter landsAfter land landAfter
After touching 10ulhln upon the benefits such suchan
an Improvement would confer capfer upon uponthe
the interests of the Vesuvius he herenchtd
reached the definite suggestion sUS est1on that a Kcontribution acontribution
contribution to the roads expense of
100000 pesos pe os would not be more than thanan thanan
an equivalent to benefits be < ftts received receivedMr recchedIr
Mr Ir Franzonl denied any benefits benefitsfrom benefitfrom benefitsfrom
from the contemplation of a road H Hwas He I It8S
was authbrlzed however to offer a acontribution
contribution of 500 to the contem contemplators J Jplator
plators platorsDid platersDid 4 4Did
Did Senor Ortiz understand Mr MrFramonl
Franzonl to to mean five hundred thou thousand thousand thousand ¬
sand sand 1
By no means Five Fh hundred hun rcd pesos pesosAnd peso pesoAnd p o oAnd
Ai And In silver not gold goldYour goJdYour soldTour
Your offer insults my government governmentsaw governmentsaYl Overnmea1 Overnmea1salt1
sa saw Senor Senor Ortiz rising rl Ing indignantly indignantlyThen IndignantlyIben IndignantlyThen
Then cried Sir Franzonl r In Int3nt1nS s swarning ft ftwarning
w warning voice we wWl WIt change it itTbe ItThe itThe
The offer was never ever changed cban ed Sir Mrlpsastzoni SirFranzonl 1r 1rFranzoni
F Franzonl must have meant something somethingelse somethIngelse somethingelse
elseSo el else elseS elseSet
S Set So < when the fifteenth ftte th day of May Mayarrived Mayarched Iay Iaytrmed
arrived the signs were that the presi presidential presidential presldenttal ¬
d dential < advent would CHIld not be celebrated celebratedby celebratedby celebratedby
b by unlimited rejoicing rejoicingAlthough reJoldDgAlth rejoicingAlthough
Although Alth ugh the tb rainy season was W 3 Ions longaver Ionsover loneOVel
o over the day cia seemed to hark back to toreektnjr toreeklnJ toreeking
r reeking February Fe A fine e drizzle of ofrain ofrain ofrain
r rain fell during d the forenoon A A narrow nar narrow narrow ¬
r row gang gau railroad runs from Puerto PuertoRey Puertofie PuertoThey
T They fie to within ten miles of San MateoThe Mateo MateoThe ateo ateoThe
1 The train conveying the executive executiveparty executhperUr executiveparty
r party rolled into the summer summercapttal summercapttalat capital capitalat
a at a speed speed of fifteen miles an hour hourat houlat hourat
a at four in n the afternoon Colonel Ro Rocas Rocas Read
c cas ad R wiui ital a regiment re < < lment of the th regular regulararmy reulararm regulararm
a army arm and INf Captain Cruz with his fa famous famous fa famoss ¬
n mous troop of one hundred light horse horseEl horseEl horseLrl
El Oento Hullando the Presidents Presidentspersonal Presidentpersona Presidentspersonal
personal persona escort Rort had marched down by byeasy byEl88J byeasy
easy stages from San Mateo arriving arrivingthe arrlv1nitt arrivingthe
t the t e previous afternoon afternoonPresident afternoonPresident afternoonPresident
President Zr Zarflia I ws a a little elder elderly elderly elderly ¬
1 ly man grizzly bearded b iUderl with a con coasJdorabie CO1slderable considerable
s sJdorabie ratio of Indian blood rc revealod rcveaJod rcvcaiad
v vealod in his cinnamon compierKm Ashe As Ashe ASbe
h he was assisted Into his carriage his hissharp hissharp hissharp
s sharp beady eyes glanced around forthe for forthe fortbe
the expected demonstration of wel welcome welcome we weome ¬
c come ome but he faced a a stolid unenthus uncnthusod unenthusC4I unenthusod
e od array of curious citizens eltl2e Sightseers Sight Sightseers Sigh t tSeen ¬
8 seers the Costaraguaas are by birthand birth birthand birthand
a and habit and they turned out to tothe tothe tothe
I aI the last ablebodied unit to witness witnessthe wltnMlSthe witnessthe
the scene but they tbe maintained an ac accusive aecushe accnslve
cusive silence They crowded th thstreets the thestreets thinstreets
streets to the very wheel ruts they theycovered the theCOered theycovered
covered the red tile roots to the eavesbut eaves oavesbut 8eB 8eBbut
but there was never a a Vlval among amongthem amongthem amongthem
t them No wreaths of palm and lemon lemonbranches lemonbrancbes lemonbranches
branches or gorgeous strlncs strln of pa paper paper paper
per roses hung from the windows andalconies and andbalconies
balconies b as was the custom There Th4 > re reW t twas i iwas
T was W 3 an apathy a dull dissenting disapprobation dis disapprobation disapprobation ¬
approbation that was the more omiu omiuous omldous omidous
ous ° because becau e It puzzled No o one feared fearedan lear fearedan d dan
an outburst a a revolt of o the discon discontents df8contCAts diaconteats ¬
tents for they had no leader Thepresident The Thopresident Thepresident
president and those loyal to him had hadnever hadnever hadnever
E never even heard bear whispered a a name nameamong nameamong nameamong
a among them capable of erystalizing erystalizingthe
r the dissatisfaction into opposition No Nothere Nothere o othere
there could be no danger The people peoplealways peopleaJwas peoplealways
always procured a L new Idol before theydestroyed they theydestroyed the3destroYed
destroyed an old one oneAt oneAt oneAt
At length after a a prodigious gallop
ing and curvetting eurvettin of redsashed ma major mdJors majors ¬
J jor Jors goldlaced colonels coIo eJs and epaulet epauletted epulette4 epauletted
ted generals enera1s the procession procee ton formed for forits torIts forhis
its annual annual formal progress down the theprincipal theprf therincipal
principal prf p clpel street streetthe tb Camlno Real Realto Realtothe Realtothe to tothe
l the government building at its end endThe endThe endThe
The SwiM band ted the line of march marchnitMitUefl machter marchAter
Ater ter it pranced the local comandante comandantemt comandanteniuunteh
nitMitUefl mt Uftte and Dei a detachment of his histroops 1110troops hietroops
l troops Next Xex came a carriage wits witUfour wit wittOtrr witstour
fl four members of the cabinet conspic conspicuons CODspicUUIIS conspicuns
uons n uns among alO g them tb m the minister of wareld war waroU wareLl
oU General Pflar with his whia whiamustache whl le lemustache 1 1mutacfte
s mustache and his l + la soldierly soldterl bearing bearingThen beanngTbea bearingTen
1 Then the presidents vehicle contain containing contatnlog containing ¬
I ing also the alcalde and the ministers ministersof
c of finance and state state and surrounded surroundedby surroundedD surroundedby
1 by D Captain Cruzs light horse formed formedIB
I IB a a close cIo e double file of tours Fol Following FolIowinS Folowing ¬
1 lowing them the rest of the officials of ofstate otstate ofstate
state the judges and distinguishedmlfttary dtstlasulshecmilitary distinguished distinguishedmilitary
i military and social l ornaments of pub public pubJic pubic ¬
I lic ic and private life lifeAs JireAs lifeAs
As the band struck up and the themovement tb tbmcement theymovement
i movement began like a bird of ill illoticn 1Jlonen illmen
c o oticn men the S J Pizzoa PI Plzroai = OAJ jr the swiftest swifteststeamship swlCteststeamship swifteststeamship
s steamship of the Vesuvius line glided glidedlate glldEdlato gildedlate
i late the harbor barH In plain view of the thepresident thepreMdent thepresident
I president and his train Of course coursethere coursetbere coursechore
t there was nothing messing about Itsarr Its 1tsarrhala Itsarrival
arrival arrhala arr ivala a business firm does not go to towar towar towar
war with a a nation hetlonbut lionbut but It reminded remindedSenor remindedSenor remindedSenor
Senor Ortiz and andothers others in those th ae car carriages carriages carriages ¬
riages that the Vesuvius Fruit Com Company ComWUIY Company ¬
pany WUIY was undoubtedly carrying some something something something ¬
thing up its sleeve for them tnemBy themBJ themBy
By BJ the time the van of the procession proces procession procession ¬
sion had reached the government build building bulldla buildag ¬
ing la l ag Captain Cronin of the S J Pizzoni P1zzoni Piz Pazoni
zoni jr and Mr lr Vincent member memberof mem memor memberof
of < the Vesuvius Company bad landed landedand landedaDd landedand
and were wer pushing their way bluff bluffhearty bIttfrbeart bluffhearty
hearty beart and nonchalant through the thecrowd theCtOtd thecrowd
crowd on the narrow sidewalk Clad Cladin Cladin lad ladIn
in white linen big debonair with an anair anair anair
i air of goodhumored authority they theymade thEYde theymade
made de conspicuous figures among amou the thedark thedark thedark
dark mass of unimposing Costaraguans Costara Costaraguans Co6tarahUfLns
guans They The penetrated to within wltl n a afew aCew a afew
few yards of the steps of the th brown brownstone brownstone brownstone
j stone building Casa Moreno Ioreno the brown brownwhite brownhlte brownwhite
white hlte house 6f Costaragua Costar agua Looking Lookingeasily Lookingeasll Lookingeasily
easily easll < above tne t c heads of the crowd crowdthey crowdthe crowdthey
they the perceived another that towered toweredabove toweredAbove toweredabove
above the undersized natives It was wasthe wastfte wasthe
the fiery ne r poll of Dicky Dick Maloney MaJ De against againstthe againstthe againstthe
the wall close by br the lower owe step and andhis andbls andhis
his broad seductive grin grn showed that thatho thatho thatho
ho recognized their presence presenceDicky plesenceDlek3o presenceDicky
Dicky had attired himself becomingly becom becomingly becomInclyfor ¬
ingly Inclyfor for the festive ocacsion In i iwellfitting a awellAtURg a awellAtting
wellfitting black suit Pasa PaS < < was close closeby closeh closeby
by h his side her head ead covered with the theubiquitous theubiquitous be beublquttous
ubiquitous Mack mantilla mantillaMr mantillAMr mantillaMr
Mr Vincent looked at her atten attentively attentlvely attentively ¬
tively tivelyBotticellis tlvelyBotUceIUs tivelyBotticelils
Botticellis Madonna ho remark remarked remarkd remarked ¬
ed d gravely I wonder when she she got gotInto gotInto gotinto
Into the game I dont like his getting gettingtangled gettingtanSled gettingtangled
tangled with the woman I hoped ha hawould h houId hewould
would ouId keep away awa r from them themCaptain tbemCaptain themCaptain
Captain Creams laugh almost drew drewattention drewattention drewattention
attention from the paradeWith parade paradeWith paradeWlth
With that head of hair Keep Keepaway Keepawa Keepaway
away awa from the women omen And a a Ma Maloneyi Maloney Ia Ialone
lone loneyi Hasnt he got a license But Butnonsense Butonscnse Butnonsense
nonsense aside what do you ou think of ofthe o othe ofthe
the prospects Its a a species of fili filibustering filibusterlnb filtbustering ¬
bustering out of my m line lineVincentl JlneVlncentlgJanced lineVincenti
Vincentl VlncentlgJanced glanced again at DIckya
head and smiledRouge smiled smiledRouge smiledRouge
Rouge et nolr he h said There
you OU have it Make Iake your Our play gentle ¬
men Our money Is on the red
The ads game said Cronin with
II a commending look
at the tall easj easjtalks eas easyti
figure b by the
steps But Us aU like f
nlght theatrlcals
to me The
talks bigger than the stacS stare theSs thens
smell of gasolene In the air i and J
theIr own audience audl nce and scene
They The ceased ce ed talking for General
had descended J
from t the first
and had taken his stanc stn
the top step of Casa Morcna rorQna As
oldest member of the cabinet
had decreed that he should
the address of welcome pre ¬
the keys of the official resi rea ¬
to the President at its close
General Pilar was the most distla distlaContinued disUnCantlnned distinContinued
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